Saturday, 30 November 2013

Flag Poppies!

If anyone uses Facebook I'm sure if you belong to any of the Alarm related groups and pages you will have come across people using the classic poppy logo as an avatar or flying the flag so to speak by having a fantastic flag poppy. Well I've often wondered where they came from and also where to find them...and now I know!

Over to Travis Keenan Tiffin..

"The last time I was able to make it to the Gathering was 2011 and it all started when I made one flag poppy and posted it on Lily's Facebook or something. It was connected to working on 'banners' for the Gathering. The a few others asked for their country. At one point I was going to try and do EVERY country in the world, but I just never finished."

So if you've ever wondered about these or wanted your very own one then you can find them HERE!

Thank you Travis!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Dave Sharp supports....Big Country!

Dave Sharp is to support Big Country on four Scottish dates at the end of this year which will be...


27th Lemon Tree ABERDEEN
28th Non Zero's DUNDEE
30th The Liquid Room EDINBURGH
31st Oran Mor GLASGOW

In a Facebook post that has set fans speculating Dave also added...

"Hopefully there'll be more news to report in the next few weeks regarding some more cool shows that'll possibly involve me catchin' up with some good old buddies of mine..."

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Gene Loves Jezebel & Chelsea at the Great British Alternative Festival

Looks like James will be a busy guy in March when both Gene Loves Jezebel and Chelsea play at the Great British Alternative Festival  at Butlins in Minehead over the weekend of the 28th to 31st.

For ticket info head over to HERE

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Wales Declares!

Three more Welsh dates have been announced for the 30th Anniversary Declaration tour. Joining the previously announced Wrexham show are :


28th Gwyn Hall NEATH


1st Vale Institute EBBW
2nd Clwb Ifor Bach CARDIFF

Check the poster on the left for ticket ordering details!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Scottish Declaration dates

As promised MPO have announced the Scottish dates for Mikes 30th Anniversary Declaration tour next year. The dates are :


22nd Liquid Rooms EDINBURGH


29th King Tuts GLASGOW
30th Lemon Tree ABERDEEN

It has been advised that you grab tickets while you can as the Scottish dates traditionally sell out quickly. You have been warned!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Stiff Little Fingers international tour dates

Stiff Little Fingers have announced the first lot of International tour dates for 2014. Not all tickets are on sale yet so please check the link at the end to check for the one(s) you want!


22nd Soundwave Festival RNA Showgrounds BRISBANE
23rd Soundwave Festival Olympic Park SYDNEY
28th Soundwave Festival MELBOURNE


1st Soundwave Festival Bonython Park ADELAIDE
3rd Soundwave Festival Claremont Showgrounds PERTH
6th Shindaida Garden TOKYO
8th Kichijyouji Seata TOKYO
12th O2 Academy LEEDS
13th The Academy DUBLIN
14th Ulster Hall BELFAST
17th Barrowland Ballroom GLASGOW
18th O2 Academy LIVERPOOL
19th Rock City NOTTINGHAM
21st Wulfrin Hall WOLVERHAMPTON
23rd The Assembly LEAMINGTON SPA
24th The Cresset PETERBOROUGH
26th The Waterfront NORWICH
27th Corn Exchange IPSWICH
28th The Forum LONDON
29th O2 Academy BRISTOL
31st Phoenix EXETER


1st Pyramid Centre PORTSMOUTH


Archive reveal "Axiom"

Archive have today revealed their new project "Axiom" launching a pledge music campaign with various purchase options.

"Axiom" is described as a 40 minute short film with accompanying album which will be released on CD, Vinyl, Download and DVD in Spring of next year. There will also be a one off performance at the Roundhouse in London on the 29th May.

Head over to Pledge Music where you can choose the option that best suits you ranging from an £8 Download, Signed (and non-signed) CDs/DVDs, T-Shirts, Posters to Roundhouse tickets and super bundles!


Sunday, 10 November 2013

Mike leaves Big Country

After a day or so of rumours it's officially been announced that Mike will no longer be involved with Big Country after the conclusion of the "Lands End..." tour last night in Grimsby. Anyone who saw the band with Mike will know that he bought his passion and gave his all in helping the Big Country legacy continue on stage and off with the brilliant studio album "The Journey".

In The Poppy Fields will stop to actively report on Big Country matters unless they purport to Mike as we are an Alarm site and there are specific BC sites out there.

Next year will be a busy one as always, kicking off with The Gathering before the 30th anniversary "Declaration" solo tour and rumours of new Alarm material too!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

From The Jam - The Corn Exchange, Hertford 8th November 2013 (All Mod Cons)

Last night saw From The Jam play to an enthusiastic sold out crowd at Hertfords Corn Exchange. The band played the entire "All Mod Cons" classic album as well as tracks from other Jam and Bruce Foxton albums and a tribute to the one and only Wilco Johnson. Smiley was in his element and clearly having an absolute blast. Great set list, great night, great band, great drummer!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

And there's more!

Official news on even more Declaration dates! Check the poster for details, more dates are coming including Scotland.

More "Declaration" dates

See Tickets are listing a further four dates on the "Declaration" 30th Anniversary Tour bringing the total up to nine. Newly announced dates are highlighted in red!


14th LIVERPOOL O2 Academy 2
16th OXFORD O2 Academy 2
21st WREXHAM Central Station
27th DERBY The Flowerpot

MARCH 2014

5th BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 3
6th SHEFFIELD O2 Academy 2
7th LONDON O2 Academy 2 Islington
21st CHESTER The Live Rooms
27th PRESTON 53 Degrees

All tickets are now on sale click HERE for the links!

Monday, 4 November 2013

Kirk Brandon plays solo and Theatre Of Hate December dates.

Kirk Brandon will be playing 2 solo acoustic gigs towards the end of this month firstly at Islingtons O2 Academy as guest to The March Violets and then at the New Roscoe in Leeds on the 24th as headliner.

Theatre Of Hate will then go on a short tour in December (minus Craig who is on Mission/Blood Brothers duties). The dates are :

10th BRISTOL The Fleece
11th YORK Fibbers
12th STOCKTON-ON-TEES Georgian Theatre
13th LONDON The Roundhouse
14th BIRMINGHAM The Institute

Click HERE for ticket links

Blood Brothers Friday 13th bash!

The Blood Brothers - the worlds best tribute to The Mission ;) will be playing an intimate gig at the Georgian Theatre in Stockton-On-Tees on Friday 13th of December.

Tickets are on sale now but are limited to just 200 places so get 'em while you can!

Order your tickets from See Tickets HERE

Friday, 1 November 2013

Big Country to play Sunshine Music Festival

Big Country are advertised on the bill of the Sunshine Music Festival that will be held across the August Bank Holiday weekend next year in Upton upon Severn in Worcestershire. The band will play the main stage on a non specified day as of yet sharing the bill with an eclectic mix of names including Secret Affair, The Sweet, Marty Wilde and Showaddywaddy!

Early bird tickets for the weekend cost £50 and are available HERE